Make accident victims pay for traffic tie-ups?

| January 19, 2012

  A letter writer to the Chattanoogan newspaper last week proposed to fine drivers of large trucks involved in accidents per hour of required cleanup or per mile of backed up traffic. Specifically:   $5,000 per hour of ...

Are you happy with your insurance company?

| January 18, 2012

Consumer insurance portal Insure.com recently tracked customer satisfaction by polling users of the site as to their happiness -- or lack thereof -- with their auto, home, life and health insurers, evaluating these keys areas; customer ...

ATHS Music City Chapter kicks off the new yearImage Gallery

| January 17, 2012

Thanks to Rhonda Reagan (pictured) for the invite to the American Truck Historical Society Music City Chapter's year-beginning meeting and auction this past Saturday, Jan. 14. Held at an elementary school in Lebanon, Tenn., the ...

Tony the Truck Stop Tiger: Legal limbo

| January 15, 2012

There have been so many back-and-forth motions in the battle over the fate of the Siberian/Bengal tiger, Tony (pictured), at the Tiger Truck Stop in Gross Tete, La., it would be next to impossible for ...

Rich Wilson’s ‘state of the industry’; and MCSAC apnea update

| January 13, 2012

You're likely to remember Rich Wilson (pictured), former owner-operator and current regulatory manager with the Trans Products/Trans Services company, for his part in the Truck Driver Social Media Convention last fall, where he urged the ...

Enter winter trucking photo competition, win cash

| January 12, 2012

While Truckers News' monthly photo contests have gone on hiatus, the folks at job placement organization Truckers America have picked up the torch and are offering a cash incentive for haulers who can enter with ...

Dodging bullets from on high

| January 11, 2012

Look up, drivers. Just when you think you're safe -- rig in the lane, four-wheelers keeping a good distance off your back bumper, new regs falling from on high fully accounted for -- occasionally, something ...

‘Shipping wars’ TV series starts tonight on A&E

| January 10, 2012

The Austin American-Statesman reminds us that the latest in the phenomenon of truck-driving reality-TV series debuts tonight, with back-to-back half-hour episodes of 'Shipping Wars' occupying the 9 p.m. (ET and PT) hour on A&E. The ...

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